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Jim Craig has been involved with several books on the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” Olympic Gold Medal-winning hockey team, as well as American athletes and children of athletes. He is very proud of his first business book, Gold Medal Strategies: Business Lessons from America’s Miracle Team, which includes business lessons derived from Jim’s successful career in sales and marketing.

Miracle memories resurface in Sochi

(Reuters) - As would be expected, Russian and American memories of the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics 'Miracle on Ice' are as different as the Cold War philosophies that provided the backdrop for a sporting contest that left an indelible mark on both countries.

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34 years after winning gold, Jim Craig remains a #HockeyLegend

Thirty-four years to the day that Craig and his fellow Team USA ice hockey players upended the Soviet Union and fired the first last shot in the Cold War, he was getting a lesson Saturday in the finer points of Twitter from his daughter's teammates on the Colgate University women's hockey team.

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Leaders Magazine - Pulling Greatness Out of People

An Interview with Jim Craig, President and Founder, Gold Medal Strategies

EDITORS’ NOTE Jim Craig was the goalie for the 1980 USA “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team. He went on to the NHL and started for three franchises prior to an injury that forced his retirement. He parlayed his success in sports into an impressive business career. Craig was the National Sales Manager and Salesman of the Year for both Marketing Corporation of America and Valassis Communications. He was chosen as the Marketing Services Consultant of the Year by Valassis Communications and was inducted into the Valassis Sales Hall of Fame. He has been an actor as well as a consultant on the filming of Walt Disney Pictures’ miracle. Buena Vista Home Entertainment presented Craig with a special sales recognition for growing its sales during a contract assignment he had with the company. Craig has sat on many boards and currently sits on the board of directors for Friendship Cup. Craig is a national spokesperson for W.L. Gore & Associates, and the Ultimate SAAAVE, a pub- lic affairs campaign that raises awareness about abdominal aortic aneurysms – commonly called triple AAA – a disease that claimed his father’s life. Craig recently released his first business book, Gold medal strategies: business Lessons from america’s miracle Team.

COMPANY BRIEF Gold Medal Strategies (www.goldmedalstrategies.com) is a motivational speaking and training company that is commit- ted to assisting individuals and organizations in achieving their full potential by coaching, ed- ucating, guiding, and inspiring individuals and teams to operate at peak performance, thereby building strong and virtuous legacies.

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Personal Branding Magazine - Jim Craig

I had the opportunity to speak to Jim Craig about his new book, Gold Medal Strategies: Business Lessons From America’s Miracle Team. Jim is the president of Gold Medal Strategies (www.goldmedalstrategies.com), a Boston- area–speaking and training company is committed to assisting individuals and organizations achieve their full potential.Gold Medal Strategies An Interview with Jim Craig Tim Hare

The company focuses on coaching, educating, guiding and inspiring individuals and teams to operate at peak performance, thereby building strong and virtuous legacies. Over the past 25 years, Jim has provided strategic direction for employees and associates from more than 500 organizations. He is a former NHL Professional and Olympic Gold Medalist ice hockey goaltender who is most notable for being the goaltender for the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Olympic hockey team that won the gold at the Lake Placid Winter Games.

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